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Hikaru's Go 3: Prefinals (Hikaru no Go #3)

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Hikaru Shindo is like any sixth-grader in Japan: a pretty normal school boy with a two-tone head of hair and a penchant for antics. One day, he finds an old bloodstained GO board in his grandfather's attic-and that's when things get really interesting. Trapped inside the GO board is Fujiwara-no-Sai, the ghost of an ancient GO master who taught the strategically complex boa ...more
Paperback, 201 pages
Published 2004 by PT. Elex Media Komputindo (first published October 4th 1999)
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This oddly addicting series manages to put the drama of a Shaolin showdown in a middle school go tournament. It's starting to turn into more of a bildungsroman, as the theme of Hikaru and Akira's growing maturity begins to be repeated, always referenced through the lens of their go-playing. Akira is still obsessively pursuing Hikaru for a rematch, so much of the drama remains Haze middle school trying to put together a line-up for the tournament while Kaoi has to deal with its star player who's ...more
Dec 16, 2014 Samantha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Hikaru is finally old enough to officially play in the middle school Go club. Akira, his rival, goes to a different middle school, and while he has the talent to become a professional Go player, he opts to join the middle school club in the hopes of challenging Hikaru to a game at the next tournament. This is Akira's way of saving face and proving he is better than Hikaru after Hikaru beat him in the last tournament as a illegal entrant. Thus far, Hikaru has refused to battle Akira again, and th ...more
Apr 18, 2011 Maricor rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Hikaru No Go, Volume 3 by Yumi Hotta and illustrated by Takeshi Obata (1998)
Graphic Book (Manga), 204 pages
In this third volume of the popular Hikaru No Go series, Hikaru Shindo is now in seventh grade and can officially join the Haze Middle School Go team and play the game, a complex Japanese board game using strategy to move glass chips to defeat opponents. Hikaru played in a tournament the year before for Haze Middle School and beat the champion Kaio Middle School team but got disqualified wh
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Yumi Hotta, Hikaru no Go: Preliminary Scrimmage (ViZ, 1998)

It's time for the first tournament of Hikaru's middle-school career, but first Haze's go club has to find a third player, or they can't compete. A well-placed poster with a go problem on it leads them to a third-year student who spends his time in a seedy go parlor playing for a thousand yen a game, but when Hikaru goes after him, he finds out the kid's cheating; do they really want someone like this on their team? Yeah, you wouldn't thi
Scott Lee
Jul 21, 2015 Scott Lee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm really enjoying all the different characters Yumit Hotta is showing us in each of these volumes. The story is simple enough, with an obvious though hardly overbearing fantastical premise, but it's real strength is the believability of its young protagonists. An entertaining story that is really only tangentially about the game of Go.
Ben Nash
This story is comfort food for me. I can't quite put my finger on what keeps me rereading/rewatching this and the anime, but my interest in Go certainly helps. I also like that it's a generally positive story about getting good at something.
Apr 15, 2016 ChattyNatty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book teaches you about cheating, it's simple... DONT!
In the end, hikaru and the team...well, one other person I can't remember the name of) recruit yuk I and after much consideration,he agrees to join, yay!
Mildly interested in reading more to find out what happens but doubtful that I actually will...
Feb 03, 2016 Owenmd rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
pretty good
Jun 09, 2008 Michelle rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: youngadult, manga
We continue to follow Hikaru in his goal to find a third member for their Go club. His passion is very interesting. For a person who really didn't like Go, he sure is determined to play in the tournament. We are introduced to Yuki, who is playing Go for money. Although he gets what is coming, has he really learned his lesson? I continue to enjoy the character and humor of Yumi Hotta. A really fun and great read.
M. Tobert
Mar 13, 2009 M. Tobert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is more faced to Akira Toya. He goes to a new school and he plays two games of Go at the same time without even looking at the board and he wins both of the games. Hikaru meets a new boy and he gets payed for playing Go by making bets with people. This is a GREAT series. Mainly because the game Go is an awesome board game!!!
Mar 30, 2011 Melissa rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga, z_nihongo
実は、今度の対局を楽しみにしていません。ヒカルと塔矢の一戦。悲しいんだから T_T

Anime-wise, this volume matches up quite well.
ep 9 = vol 3 up to pg 49 (第局)
ep 10 = vol 3 pgs 52-95 (第局)
ep 11 = vol 3 pgs 97-137 (第局)
ep 12 = vol 3 pgs 142-181 (第局)
ep 13 first half = vol 3 pgs 186 to end (第局)
Mar 28, 2012 stormhawk rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When I get into something, I really get into something ... As I wade my way through the Hikaru no Go series, I am coming to understand how complex the relationships that make up the story are ... I don't remember junior high being that intense, but then again, I'm not Japanese.
Sep 16, 2010 Nicole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: teens-ra, manga
Yep, pretty much officially hooked at this point. Also, I want to learn to play Go.
Hikaru no Go, Volume 3 (Hikaru No Go (Graphic Novels)) by Yumi Hotta (2005)
Good series and a lot of fun.
Indah Threez Lestari
#Program BUBU
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Yumi Hotta (堀田 由美 Hotta Yumi, most often written as ほった ゆみ) is a Japanese mangaka, best known as the author of the best-selling manga and anime series Hikaru no Go, about the game of go that is widely credited for the recent boom of the game in Japan. The idea behind Hikaru no Go began when Yumi Hotta played a pick-up game of go with her father-in-law. She thought that it might be fun to create a ...more
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